VI. OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

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VI.A. EXECUTIVES AND OFFICERS

1. There shall be at least three executives: a President, a Vice President of Internal Affairs (VPIA), and a VP of Capital & Finance(VPCF).

2. The term of office of executives shall be from 12:00 a.m. on the first day of the Fall contract period following their election. Executives shall leave office at 11:59 p.m. on the final day of the subsequent Spring contract period.

3. Additionally, there will be a Summer President and a Summer Vice President.

a. The terms of these summer executives shall be from 12:00 a.m. on the day following the final day of the Spring contract period until 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to the subsequent Fall contract period.
b. The Summer President will fulfill all duties assigned to the President necessary to the functioning of the BSC during the time between the end of the Spring contract and the beginning of the Fall contract.
c. The Summer Vice President will fulfill all duties assigned to the Vice Presidents necessary to the functioning of the BSC during the time between the end of the Spring contract and the beginning of the Fall contract.

4. Only sitting Directors are eligible to be executives.

5. Only one person may hold any single executive position at one time.

6. The officers of the BSC are:

a. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer.
b. The Finance and Accounting Manager is the Treasurer and Secretary.

VI.B. PRESIDENT

1. The President shall be elected by the outgoing Board of Directors from the pool of the newly elected and trained incoming Directors. The President shall be elected no later than the next to last meeting of the outgoing Board.

2. Duties and powers:

a. To provide student leadership for the BSC
b. To call meetings of the membership and Board of Directors as provided herein.
c. To appoint committees deemed necessary by the Board
d. To exercise the usual power given to the President of a non-profit organization.
e. To promote the general welfare of the corporation.
f. To attend all meetings of the Board of Directors
g. To preside over the Cabinet of the Board of Directors.
h. To abide by the Presidential Job Description, as approved by the Board of Directors and all provisions included in the Policy Directory.

3. A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled in the following manner.

a. The Cabinet of the Board of Directors shall immediately convene to elect a temporary replacement. Temporary replacement candidates must currently be serving on the Board of Directors.
b. A permanent replacement shall be elected by the Board of Directors as soon as possible. The election shall be advertised to the Board of Directors for at least seven days.

VI.C. VICE PRESIDENTS

1. The Vice Presidents shall be elected by the outgoing Board of Directors from the pool of newly elected and trained incoming Directors in the same manner as the President.

2. Duties and powers:

a. All Vice Presidents
i. Shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Cabinet.
ii. Shall assist the other executives in the performance of their duties at their discretion.
iii. Shall fill in for other executives in their absence until their return or until their replacement is elected.
iv. Shall abide by the Vice Presidential Job Descriptions
v. shall organize and facilitate the meetings of their respective committee.

3. A vacancy in an office of Vice President shall be filled in the following manner:

a. The Cabinet of the Board of Directors shall immediately convene to elect a temporary replacement. Temporary replacement candidates must currently be serving on the Board of Directors.
b. In the absence of a replacement, Cabinet shall distribute the duties of the dismissed executive among the other executives.
c. A permanent replacement shall be elected by the Board of Directors as soon as possible. The election shall be advertised to the Board of Directors for at least seven days.

VI.D. COMPENSATION OF STUDENT EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

1. The Board of Directors will set compensation for all executive positions. A change in a position’s compensation will not take effect until the term of office following the next regular election of executives.

2. The Board shall vote on individual executives' compensation at least once each contract period.

a. No executive shall be entitled to vote on their own compensation or be present at the discussion of said vote.

3. Individual executives' compensation may be denied or lowered by Board because of

a. failure to fulfill duties as specified in their job descriptions,
b. refusal to comply with Board directives, or
c. unauthorized use of BSC funds.

VI.E. IMPEACHMENT

1. If the performance of any student executive is so unsatisfactory as to severely interfere with the efficiency of the Board or services to members, then the Board of Directors may impeach the executive.

a. Directors may petition to impeach the executive. Should one third of Directors sign a petition and submit it to the President, then at the next Board meeting the Board shall elect an Impeachment Committee.
b. Cabinet may petition to impeach the executive. Should at least half of the student executives sign a petition and submit it to the President, then at the next Board meeting the Board shall elect an Impeachment committee.
c. After the President is presented with a petition as specified in Section I.1.a or Section I.1.b, the Board shall elect an Impeachment committee. The petition must state the name and position of the executive to be impeached, and the reasons for impeachment; the petition shall also name the originator(s) of the petition. A copy shall be given to the executive to be impeached.

2. Before the Board is notified of the petition, the President shall have three days to inform the executive to be impeached that an Impeachment Committee will be elected at the next Board meeting, unless they resign.

3. Impeachment Committee

a. The Impeachment Committee shall be elected by the Board and shall consist of four members of the Board of Directors and one student executive. No two members may be from the same house; no more than two who signed the petition can serve on the committee. The committee shall elect its own chair. Quorum shall be four.
b. The committee shall gather evidence and testimony, and investigate the validity of the accusations and allow the accused to respond to the substance of charges made. The committee shall deliberate in its recommendation to the Board; the accused and their representative have the right to attend all meetings, except the deliberations.
c. The committee must report to the Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The Impeachment Committee chair must prepare a written report containing the committee’s findings and recommendations.

4. If the Impeachment Committee recommends impeachment, the impeachment hearings shall be conducted as follows:

a. The Impeachment Committee explains its recommendation
b. The executive to be impeached and/or their representative shall be able to respond
c. Questions and debate
d. Closing statements made by the accused and/or his/her representative, and one member of PeachCom, chosen by the committee
e. Roll-call vote; an absolute two thirds is necessary to remove someone from office
f. The executive to be impeached may be requested to leave room by the chair (if no Director objects) or by Board via a simple majority vote at appropriate times, e.g. during debate or voting.

5. Should the President be the executive to be impeached, Cabinet shall choose a Vice-President to perform the duties of the President under this policy, including chairing the meeting when the Impeachment Committee is elected and when it gives its report


[Membership approved 3/19/15.]